From Rubywedge especially for those who are offered an electoral bribe of 5000 AMD (approx. $14 US), what would your reaction be:
- I’ll take it, why not? I don’t care who sits in the parliament – they’re all the same anyway. And I can always find a way of using those five thousands. All MPs buy their place in, don’t they? Some buy it with money, some with goods, and those who don’t have enough money, buy their place with promises.
The US State Department amended for the second time on April 25 the wording of a controversial paragraph of its annual report on human rights in Armenia Armenia reports.
Kornelij Glas also brings to attention the following changes in the report, which now read like this again: “Armenia continues to occupy the Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding Azerbaijani territories”. And provides a link for those who find it hard to believe..
Via Nazarian, April 30, 2007:
“It is clear to everyone that the illegitimate way of coming to power costs countries and peoples very dearly,” said Kocharian.
I am sure that he knows that he is the number one illegitimate thing in Armenia.
“Culture is inseparable from politics” in Armenia, and Onnik Krikoryan’s guess was right, as “Armenia’s pop stars come out in support of” the republican party, the blogger notes at his Oneworld Multimedia blog:
YEREVAN, APRIL 25, ARMENPRESS; A group of Armenian pop stars have announced today their support to the governing Republican Party.
Narjan had looked into the incredible “irrationality” of the Armenian Diaspora in US, in his discussion of the situation with the US Ambassodor in Armenia, or the lack of one for that matter. The blogger says Washington was quite right by removing the former ambassador John Evans, because a professional diplomat should never make mistakes of “that” scale
When the “Golos Armenii” newspaper published the article entitled “Around the table in Marco Polo” about allegations, that Artur Baghdasaryan has been negotiating with a representative of the British Embassy in Yerevan with the intention of blackmailing the results of the upcoming Parliamentary elections and the Public TV picked up the topic and widely advertised it as the “first campaign scandal” I wasn’t really surprised – I mean, what kind of elections can go without scandals anyway? I was especially interested to read the opinion of Armen Badalyan, an expert in political technologies published in this article at E-channel, where the expert says it might even have been organized by Artur Baghdasaryan himself:
Russia has always been in focus of Armenian bloggers’ attention. On the newly opened E-channel blog Lragrox is reporting, that the “Educated Media” foundation, the legal successor of “Internews” media organization widely recognized among journalists, has been forced to halt its activities. Lragrox approaches the problem from the Armenian point of view:
This is especially dangerous, because the Armenian government usually tries to follow the big brother and repeat its actions. They say – the bad example is especially appealing. Hopefully the Internews Armenia staff will pay their taxes and report their amounts in due time. It sounds like a bad joke, but it is alas the sad truth. Let me know what you think…
Armenian Breaking News speaks about the importance of Armenian Genocide recognition:
April 24, 1915 marked the beginning of the Armenian Genocide in Constantinople (present day Istanbul) with the arrest, torture and execution of 300 Armenian intellectuals, writers, poets, political and civic leaders by the Young Turk Government of the Ottoman Empire.